Blackbird Energy Inc.
TSX VENTURE : BBI

Blackbird Energy Inc.

September 24, 2014 16:53 ET

Blackbird Energy Inc. Announces Increase to Financings From $35.5 Million to $37.4 Million

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Blackbird Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BBI) ("Blackbird" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that, in connection with its previously announced offering of special warrants and flow-through common shares on a "bought deal" private placement basis, Blackbird and the syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc. and including Raymond James Ltd., Haywood Securities Inc., TD Securities Inc., Cormark Securities Inc. and Jennings Capital Inc. (collectively the "Underwriters"), have agreed to increase the size of the offering to an aggregate of 15,900,000 common shares to be issued on a flow-through basis in respect of Canadian Exploration Expenses (the "Flow-Through Shares") at a price of $0.34 per Flow Through Share. The size of the previously announced offering of special warrants (the "Special Warrants") remains unchanged at 86,207,000 Special Warrants. Aggregate gross proceeds of the Special Warrants and Flow-Through Shares will now be approximately $30.4 million.

Blackbird is also pleased to announce an increase to the previously announced non-brokered private placement of Special Warrants (the "Non-Brokered Private Placement") to 24,138,000 Special Warrants at a price of $0.29 per Special Warrant for gross proceeds of approximately $7.0 million.

The financings are scheduled to close on or about October 15, 2014 and are subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, and other securities regulator authorities as applicable.

About Blackbird

Blackbird Energy Inc. is an emerging oil and natural gas exploration company focused on the liquids-rich Montney fairway.

For more information please visit the Company's website and view the investor presentation at www.blackbirdenergyinc.com.

On behalf of the board of BLACKBIRD ENERGY INC.

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements or information (collectively referred to herein as "forward-looking statements") relating to the Offering including the anticipated timing for the prospectus filing and qualification and use of proceeds from the Offering. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements and are not guarantees of future performance of the Company. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and are based on certain expectations, estimates and assumptions which may prove to be incorrect. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including: (1) a downturn in general economic and business conditions in North America and internationally, (2) the inherent uncertainties and speculative nature associated with oil and gas exploration, development and production including drilling risks, (3) the price of and demand for oil and gas and their effect on the economics of oil and gas exploration, (4) any number of events or causes which may delay or cease exploration and development of the Company's property interests, such as environmental liabilities, weather, mechanical failures, safety concerns and labour problems, (5) the risk that the Company does not execute its business plan, (6) inability to retain key employees, (7) inability to finance operations and growth, (8) the Offering may not be completed for a number of reasons, and (9) other factors beyond the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the Company's assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of risks, uncertainties and other factors is not exhaustive. Unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed could also have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements. The impact of any one factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as such factors are dependent on other factors, and the Company's course of action would depend on its assessment of the future considering all information then available. All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirement. This media release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there by any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

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